Plinths - Retail Store Column-Style Pedestals


What Is A Plinth?

guest check presenters A plinth is defined in the dictionary as a heavy base supporting a statue or base. In the retail industry, they are used as pedestals to display items like shoes, purses, flowers and more. The merchandising industry has developed plinths of different styles including cardboard, metal, acrylic, and illuminated. These pedestals are so popular because they draw attention to a specific product while taking up an insignificant amount of floor space. Different heights give marketers creative freedom to set up different arrangements. The height of the pedestal stands brings products closer to eye level for the customer.

Where does the term plinth come from?

It comes from the Greek word plinthos meaning tile, brick or squared stone. Early in the 16th century the "os" was dropped and it began being used in the English language. The term was commonly used for architecture and is still commonly used in the field today. In ancient Greece, plinths were the column or base on which a statue, monument or building would rest. The term "plinth block" is found in modern home architecture and used to describe moulding often found at the foot of door frames.

How can our cardboard plinths benefit your retail shop, museum or exhibit?

Square cardboard displays make a sturdy base for any sale item. Different colors can be mixed and matched to create a unique display that will draw in potential customers. Placing an item on an individual stand is a great way to highlight featured products. Museums and art galleries love using display plinths for artwork, urns, vases, busts, statues and more. The knock down design of the cardboard plinths make them ideal for exhibitions and trade shows. Lay them flat for easy storage!